New common design for residence permit card in the EU

Today an amending regulation came into force, establishing a new common design and enhanced security features for residence permit cards in the EU.

On 21st November, the Regulation (EU) 2017/1954 amending Council Regulation (EC) 1030/2002 laying down a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals came into force.

The amending regulation establishes a new common design for the residence permit card, with a view to improving its security features in order to prevent forgery.

This amendment follows serious incidents of counterfeiting and fraud of the current residence card, which has been in circulation since 1997.

For further information, see the Regulation below or click on the following link.

Publication Date: Tue 21 Nov 2017
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